As we went through the process of my healing and recovery, there were some instances that were particularly notable. Notice I said as WE went through the process.  [ Read the full article … ]

Attacked Again

This post will be just a bit longer than normal. Apologies up front for this, but there are some observations and clear messages that need to be addressed.

It was late February 2007. My son was moving back to Kentucky and I had agreed to help. My thinking at the time was – take your time – be careful. It didn’t work.  [ Read the full article … ]

The Stage Is Set

Over the next few months, Tom and I continued to have our regular conversations. As we discussed various events occurring in each of our lives, we began to discern a definite pattern in the enemy’s tactics.  [ Read the full article … ]

Big Idea, Part 3

This is the third and final installment of the Big Idea series. No doubt these concepts will be revisited in future posts as they are key elements to our survival.

Just in case you haven’t read the first two parts, I suggest you do so now. Otherwise, you won’t be at all prepared for what I consider the most shocking part.  [ Read the full article … ]

Big Idea, Part 2

C. S. Lewis writes about one of the things that most impressed him when he first began to read the New Testament seriously.

He talks of the overwhelming sense that there is an evil in this world. An evil unseen, yet present everywhere.

He went on to compare his becoming a Christian to that of a soldier in World War II. Not just any soldier, mind you. He compares it to the soldier who is dropped, alone, behind enemy lines.

Not a very encouraging picture. Accurate, but not pretty. [ Read the full article … ]

Big Idea, Part 1

Further up and further in – the words of C. S. Lewis. That is where we’re being called, you know.

Looking at that mountain, we somehow get the vague sensation that this journey just might get a little dangerous.

And it will. Deep inside, we know this.

Now, if you’re like me, you just might question whether you’re ready for this. That’s probably a good question for us to ask ourselves. In order to survive, we really need to see what we’re up against. [ Read the full article … ]

Sometimes They Come Back

It was just a day or two after that initial encounter with whatever that “presence” was, that my wife once again called to me to come upstairs.

Just like the previous time, she was agitated. “It’s come back,” she said. I didn’t need to ask what she meant. This time I could sense it. Cold. Evil. It made me shudder. And there was a sense of fear starting to rise up in me. [ Read the full article … ]

There’s Something Here

Returning home from that first visit to meet with Tom and his church, we began to discuss the visit and all that we had experienced. We also voiced the question,

“Wonder what’s next?”

It didn’t take long to get an answer. [ Read the full article … ]

A Walk In The Valley

Psalm 23: 4 –

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me.”

On Saturday, July 2, 2005, we noticed that our next door neighbors were moving back into their house. They had rented it out for a few months, until the renter had gotten called to active military duty. Naturally, we offered to help them move back in.

We had just finished unloading the trailer, and I was out of breath… [ Read the full article … ]

Entering the Valley

As I look back upon these events, things now take on a meaning that escaped me at the time. For one thing, my spiritual defenses and armor were woefully inadequate. I had a lot to learn yet.

And the enemy knew it… [ Read the full article … ]